•  Date Published: 26 Sep 2022
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 35/45W)
  • 15.6”, FHD (1920 x 1080), OLED
  • 1000GB SSD
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 1.80 kg (4 lbs)

Pros

  • Adequate pricing
  • Decent performance
  • 100% sRGB and DCI-P3 coverage (Samsung ATNA56AC01-0 (SDC416E))
  • HDR True Black 500 support and infinite contrast ratio (Samsung ATNA56AC01-0 (SDC416E))
  • 120Hz refresh rate with blazingly quick pixel response times
  • Optional Wi-Fi 6 and fingerprint reader
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • PWM usage (Samsung ATNA56AC01-0 (SDC416E))
  • Uses USB Type-A 2.0
  • The cooling is not spectacular

Specs

CPU Performance #17in Top CPUs
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 3.0%
  • Intel Core i7-1280P 3.6%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 
  • Intel Core i7-11800H 0.3%
  • Intel Core i9-11900H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-11850H 1.1%
GPU Performance #130in Top GPUs
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (R4000/5000, 15W) 1.8%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 3.8%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 35/45W) 
  • HDD/SSD
  • 1TB SSD
  • RAM
  • 16GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 359.8 x 232.9 x 18.9 mm (14.17" x 9.17" x 0.74")
  • Weight
  • 1.80 kg (4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD with privacy shutter
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Array Microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice rec.
  • Speakers
  • Speakers by Harman Kardon, Smart Amp
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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